Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Return of the Father

Brig had been away for 10 days before returning on Friday evening. We spent Saturday at the park since the weather was so nice. As a bonus, Andrew consented to wearing something besides his track suit. They were the best-dressed little brothers in the park, in my estimation.
Brig took the boys to McDonalds after dropping me off at the C&O path. I was to run down into Vienna and meet them at our favorite park, pictured here. I guess is was not as many miles as I hoped, because I beat them there. (As an aside, please take note of the figure in the other swing to Andrew's left. It looks like a doll but it was actually a little girl. Does it make anyone else laugh, too?)
I just want to add that in the 60 hours that he was home, he easily reinserted Will's tube (something a nurse failed to do after 20 min of trying), he woke up early with Will on Saturday, did the dishes, played in a basketball game and scrubbed two toilets. My Saturday went the way many women's Birthday Saturday or Mothers' Day Saturday would have gone.



Showing off the gifts Daddy brought back from Richmond (mini monster trucks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for Andrew and Hot Wheels for Will). Will is actually crying here.
And here. We waited too long before pulling out the camera. He really had been happy to see his dad at first.

8 comments:

Momo Cannon said...

Welcome home, Brigham. Good luck with the trial. We are praying for you!

Monica Merced Rich said...

Allie -- you have a white couch?!? Brave, brave soul...

Alexandra said...

It was free (craigslist). It is stained.

Katie Cannon said...

Oh man Alexandra I can't imagine being alone with two kids for ten days. You are amazing.

E&A said...

I am glad you all enjoyed some time with Daddy. You all deserved a break from each other.

Sarah said...

Ten days...wow. Good job! I'll be alone for about seven this week. I bet it's so good to have him back! So what was this trial he was on?

Michelle said...

I'm so glad he's back! I'm sorry I never had you over last week...Damon continued to be sick all week, and didn't go back to pre-school until Friday. Let's plan another day. I miss you!

Katie Cannon said...

I love the picture of Andrew hugging Brig. it is so cute. You guys are awesome I think about you a lot!